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Why was Max tied up to the grill of a car?

In Mad Max: Fury Road, as far as I understood, Max was considered a very valuable donor. Then why did savages tie him up to the grill of a car, where he was so vulnerable and could be easily killed?
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Why does rookie cop Jessica Loren shoot these characters?

In the climax of the 2014 movie Last Shift, rookie cop Jessica Loren kills the HAZMAT guys, thinking them to be ghosts (or whatever), and later, when she is shot by the Sergeant, she comes to her ...
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212 views

Was Narcos shot on location?

The show features scenes from many places in Colombia, most notable Medellín but also Bogotá and Cali, as well as brief interludes from Chile/Peru and Panama. How much of the South American scenes ...
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270 views

They are right. And we are wrong

In recently aired BBC Sherlock Season 4 Episode 0, when Sherlock goes to visit Mycroft on his call with John Watson. Mycroft tell them about taking a case. Relevant conversation is following: ...
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96 views

How could Shrek's friends arrive so quickly?

When Shrek and Fiona travel to "Far Far Away" in Shrek 2, the travel scene is portrayed as a very long one, because, well, they do travel "far far away". Before leaving his swamp, Shrek hands it over ...
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87 views

Asian action movie that ends with shootout and birth

I only saw the end of the movie, but it ends with two parallel action setpieces. In one, a guy in a gangster hat, glasses and trench-coat has a shootout with a bunch of others, possibly at an airport....
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236 views

Movie about a guy who searches for a girl he fell in love with

This is an American colored movie, that I saw 2 years ago. I think it was released between 2000 and 2008. Not entirely sure. The plot is about a guy who falls in love with a girl. He spends the ...
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239 views

Fantasy movie / tv-series in the 90s with a female lead and an evil queen

The movie (or mini-series) I am looking for played in the 90s on German television, though I don’t know if it was necessarily German. It could have been English and dubbed for example. I don’t ...
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153 views

Comedy about guy who tries to get a girl with a pink Volkswagen with big dots

I think this is french movie from the 70s (or early 80s). The main character is a guy, road runner, who tries to get a girl during the whole movie. Girl acts all the time like she is not interested. ...
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1answer
128 views

Movie about a little girl trying to help everyone

It was an American family movie I guess and I watched it 4-5 years ago. I don't suppose it is a very mainstream movie. I remember it as being a very good lesson oriented film. This movie was about a ...
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318 views

Why doesn't House prescribe vicodin himself?

I'm currently watching season 3 of House M.D. and I'm a bit confused. He tries to get Vicodin from his coworkers and even visits an external doc but since he is a doc himself why doesn't he prescribe ...
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649 views

Is power more important than love for Stannis?

As shown in the season 5 of Game of Thrones, Stannis' daughter was burned alive by Melisandre, the Red Woman. Why did Stannis not try to save her? He seemed to really love her. Is ambition and power ...
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1answer
804 views

How can Valyrian steel kill White Walkers? [duplicate]

As shown in the last season of Game of Thrones, one of the leaders of the White Walkers was killed by Jon Snow's Valyrian steel sword. As we know, White Walkers can be killed by Fire and Dragon Glass ...
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1answer
266 views

Movie in which student asked to have sex with balloons

This was a comedy, late 90s or early 2000s, set in a high school (I think). A senior student wants to teach students about safe sex, but told she cannot talk about condoms. So she takes condoms, ...
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1answer
66 views

Who "produces“ 4DX movies?

With films shown in 4DX format, who is responsible for chosing the environmental effects and their timing? 4DX allows a motion picture presentation to be augmented with environmental effects such ...
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1answer
92 views

Revolver movie title significance

I saw the movie Revolver recently and was wondering why the movie is named such. The movie is basically upon the ego of a person and has a lot of chess analogy included in it. So my question is: Why ...
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127 views

Why was the corpse of the duplicate of the bride supposed to be with the original, in The Abominable Bride? Was it there?

Sherlock says it is obvious the bride's duplicate corpse was supposed to be there beneath her. It was going to prove his theory. But the corpse is not shown to be seen there in the episode. So, does ...
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3answers
538 views

Name of a comedy movie with adopted white who is hunted by a killer

I saw this movie about 20 Years ago. I thought Gene Wilder was the main actor, but i could not find the movie in his list. I only remember some parts of the story: The main actor (a white actor, ...
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1answer
11k views

Who is the person the Sherlock special episode is dedicated to?

The special New Years episode of Sherlock, The Abominable Bride, has the following dedication: In Memory of Charlie Phillips 1960 - 2015 Googling has turned out nobody obvious, so who is, ...
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7answers
5k views

What advantage does the hexadecimal numeric system have over the decimal system in The Martian?

In The Martian, we learn that Mark communicates with NASA using the abandoned Pathfinder from 1996. At first he uses a YES/NO system to communicate then chooses the hexadecimal system to communicate ...
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1answer
557 views

What's this road movie set in Mongolia, about a nomad sent to town by his wife to buy condoms

This is a movie I was told about, apparently it's hilarious and beautiful. I don't know when it was made, early 90ties the latest. The movie could be from anywhere but Russia or China seem most likely....
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63 views

Is “The Conspiracy” based on a real secret society?

For lack of better options, I watched the movie "The Conspiracy" and in the end there was a strange brotherhood-type ritual where they placed a cows head on an unsuspecting victim and attacked him (...
4
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1answer
99 views

Children cartoon about a boy who lives with his father

I watched this cartoon as a kid when I lived in France, so the years are between 1985 and 1989. The cartoon was drawn with pastel colors and simple clear lines, the faces of the characters were ...
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1answer
68 views

What does the tagline of “The Kings of Summer” mean?

On the posters for The Kings of Summer there is a slogan: Why live when you can rule? What does this mean? Does it imply that they are being with the nature and ruling it instead of having to ...
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Why was the broken house in forest fixed and what does it imply?

In the end of The Kings of Summer, the broken house in the forest that Joe, Patrick and Biaggio built was being fixed. What is it implying? Do they still go there to have fun?
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3answers
359 views

How “kid” friendly is Star Wars VII The Force Awakens?

I have yet to see Star Wars VII The Force Awakens. I have two younger children and am just wondering what other people think about how "kid" friendly the movie is. I know it's rated PG-13, but movie ...
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1answer
82 views

Who was Morgan Freeman writing the letter to?

In the movie Million dollar baby, Morgan freeman narrates what happened with Clint Eastwood and Hillary Swank. He was writing all this in a letter to someone. I may have missed a few scenes in the ...
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0answers
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Zooming background camera technique? [duplicate]

There is a camera technique which is fairly common now but was rather unusual and subtly effective when it was first used. Of course I don't know the name of it or how it is done (hence my question). ...
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1answer
39 views

ID this Scandinavian film about pigs and euthanasia please!

trying to identify a film I saw. I think it's Scandinavian (or maybe Dutch). About a young terminally ill man who steals money from his place of work, crashes his car on his way home and ends up ...
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1answer
191 views

Is Gandalf really that great of a wizard?

Is he, like, a supreme wizard? I'm asking this because I just got done (over the past day) binge-watching all 3 parts of The Hobbit. And there's a scene in it where (forgive my lack of Middle Earth ...
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0answers
271 views

Pirate movie with a female lead who eats an octopus

I'm looking for a pirate movie with a female protagonist. I thought it was Pirates of the caribbean II, but after checking it is not. In the film, the female protagonist is pranked by the crew to eat ...
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3answers
1k views

There Will Be Blood title significance

I just saw the movie There Will Be Blood (2007). When I had first seen the title of the movie I had assumed the movie to be a violent one with a lot of killing and hatred. But the story is completely ...
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1answer
170 views

Boy draws and gets in trouble?

I don't remember much of this movie (Curse my horrible memory) But from what I do remember, this kid (one parent may be dead) has this sketchbook full of these depressing and creepy drawings that he ...
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3answers
3k views

What is with the list in the special episode of Sherlock?

In the special episode of the TV series Sherlock titled The Abominable Bride, Sherlock Holmes and his brother keep talking about a list. What is this list and what is its reference?
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1answer
91 views

Searching for a film in which a guy goes into a shop and exchanges some kind of sayings with the shop owner repeatedly

We're searching a movie for over two years now and now I am came to the idea of posting it here. We have only one clue: A guy comes into a shop or deli over and over and gets its newspaper in the ...
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1answer
214 views

Is High Frame Rate (HFR) being used for films apart from The Hobbit?

Are there any films coming out in High Frame Rate (HFR)? I can't seem to find anything about the use of HFR except commentary on The Hobbit. Is this technology considered for broader use in the film ...
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2answers
441 views

Question about Oswaldo's background in The Hateful Eight

We learn throughout the film that Oswaldo was a "gangster", pretending to be the new hangman in town. When Chris Mannix asked him about the hanging of the man who had shot the sheriff that Mannix is ...
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1answer
202 views

Advanced Grifting Techniques

Community: Season 6: Episode 9: “Grifting 101” “How was grifting class? Did you teach some advanced techniques; only you could understand? “The Brown Betty”, “The Texas Well Baby”, “The Reverse ...
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2answers
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Titanic reference's significance in Batman TAS episode “Prophecy of Doom”

Yesterday I saw the Batman: The Animated Series episode Prophecy of Doom. In this episode's prologue, it has some similar scenes to the Titanic Movie. My question is what was the meaning of that scene,...
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2answers
291 views

Did she really say 'zombie'?

I think that I have finally heard the word zombie being used in The Walking Dead. Now correct me if I'm wrong but in season 4 episode 2 when the sickness started to spread through the prison Rick ...
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How old is the character SpongeBob SquarePants? [duplicate]

In the first SpongeBob SquarePants movie, SpongeBob stated that he has been employee of the month over 370 times. If you divide that by 12, that means he's been working at the Krusty Krab for over 30 ...
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2answers
325 views

What is the “Eileenean/ileenian/alenian” system?

In The Force Awakens, Rey talks about a system that I believe a resistance base is. What is that exactly?
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0answers
124 views

Which is this movie about childhood friends who move apart, the girl becoming an actress?

Live action, English movie (probably Hollywood) Watched around 2000, give or take (mostly give) a few years in India. So, given that it's English, it's likely that it was a 90s movie, or very late 80s....
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217 views

Movie about an online stream

A couple of people move into a new place. They decide to check out an online stream that's become popular. It watches a house with other people living in it. They become obsessed with watching these ...
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1answer
56 views

What does Camerlengo mean in Angels and Demons?

In the movie Angels and Demons, after the death of another cardinal (fire) Robert Langdon's clothes are all in blood. Camerlengo gives him a black shirt afterwards. When Robert is back with the shirt ...
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1answer
64 views

Are there scenes missing from the home versions related to Marie Kreutz?

Two of us watched the Bourne Identity at the cinema when it was released and later watched the same film on a VHS or DVD version (can't remember which). We were both surprised to find scenes we both ...
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0answers
93 views

Guy holds kids at school to ransom

I am looking for a film that i saw years ago (probably late 80s, but possibly 90s) but i cant remember much about it. All i can remember is one scene where a guy (teenager or early 20s) holds a class ...
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0answers
39 views

English translation of what the undertaker says in the morgue

In The Return of the Living Dead what does the undertaker say (in English) when he's looking out the morgue window?
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1answer
488 views

Looking for a film where the demon whistles

I am trying to find a film that I saw about 10 years ago (maybe a little less than that). I thought Wesley Snipes was the main character, but I checked IMDB and couldn't find it in his filmography :/ ...
3
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1answer
213 views

How does Optimus Prime know how Captain Witwicky found Megatron?

In Transformers, after Autobots reveal themselves to Mikaela and Sam, Optimus tells them about how Cybertron got destroyed by Megatron and Decepticons. Then he proceeds to tell them how Sam's great-...

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